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       sync_client - Cyrus IMAP documentation

       Client side of the synchronization (replication) engine


       sync_client [ -v ] [ -l ] [ -L ] [ -z ] [ -C config-file ] [ -S server-name ]
           [ -f input-file ] [ -F shutdown_file ] [ -w wait_interval ]
           [ -t timeout ] [ -d delay ] [ -r ] [ -n channel ] [ -u ] [ -m ]
           [ -p partition ] [ -A ] [ -N ] [ -s ] [ -O ] objects...


       sync_client  is the client side of the replication system.  It runs on the client (master)
       system and connects to the target (replica) system and generates an  appropriate  sequence
       of transactions to synchronize the replica system with the master system.

       sync_client reads its configuration options out of the imapd.conf(5) file unless specified
       otherwise by -C.


       -C config-file
              Use  the  specified  configuration  file  config-file  rather  than   the   default

       -A     All  users mode.  Sync every user on the server to the replica (doesn’t do non-user
              mailboxes at all… this could be considered a bug  and  maybe  it  should  do  those
              mailboxes independently)

       -d delay
              Minimum  delay between replication runs in rolling replication mode.  Larger values
              provide better efficiency as transactions can be merged. Smaller values  mean  that
              the  replica  system is more up to date and that you don’t end up with large blocks
              of replication transactions as a single group. Default: 3 seconds.

       -f input-file
              In mailbox or user replication  mode:  provides  list  of  users  or  mailboxes  to
              replicate.    In   rolling  replication  mode,  specifies  an  alternate  log  file
              (sync_client will exit after processing the log file).

       -F shutdown-file
              Rolling replication checks for this file at the end of each replication  cycle  and
              shuts  down  if  it  is present. Used to request a nice clean shutdown at the first
              convenient point. The file is removed  on  shutdown.  Overrides  sync_shutdown_file
              option in imapd.conf(5).

       -l     Verbose logging mode.

       -L     Perform only local mailbox operations (do not do mupdate operations).  This feature
              was introduced in version 3.0.

       -m     Mailbox  mode.   Remaining  arguments  are  list  of  mailboxes  which  should   be

       -n channel
              Use  the  named  channel  for  rolling  replication mode.  If multiple channels are
              specified in sync_log_channels then use one of them.  This option is probably  best
              combined with -S to connect to a different server with each channel.

       -N     Use  non-blocking  sync_lock  (combination of IP address and username) to skip over
              any users who are currently syncing.

       -o     Only attempt to connect to the backend server once rather than waiting up  to  1000
              seconds before giving up.

       -O     No  copyback mode. Replication will stop if the replica reports a CRC error, rather
              than doing a full mailbox sync. Useful if moving users to a new server,  where  you
              don’t want any errors to cause the source servers to change the account.

       -p partition
              In  mailbox  or  user  replication  mode: provides the name of the partition on the
              replica to which the mailboxes/users should be replicated.

       -r     Rolling (repeat) replication mode. Pick up  a  list  of  actions  recorded  by  the
              lmtpd(8),  imapd(8),  pop3d(8)  and  nntpd(8)  daemons  from  the file specified in
              sync_log_file. Repeat until sync_shutdown_file appears.

       -1     Like rolling replication, but only process a single file before exiting.

       -s     Sieve mode.  Remaining arguments are list of users  whose  Sieve  files  should  be
              replicated. Principally used for debugging purposes: not exposed to sync_client(8).

       -S servername
              Tells  sync_client  with  which  server  to  communicate.   Overrides the sync_host
              configuration option.

       -t timeout
              Timeout for single  replication  run  in  rolling  replication.   sync_client  will
              negotiate a restart after this many seconds.  Default: 600 seconds

       -u     User mode.  Remaining arguments are list of users who should be replicated.

       -v     Verbose mode.  Use twice (-v -v) to log all protocol traffic to stderr.

       -w interval
              Wait this long before starting. This option is typically used so that we can attach
              a debugger to one end of the replication system or the other.

       -z     Require compression.  The replication protocol will always try  to  enable  deflate
              compression  if  both  ends  support  it.   Set this flag when you want to abort if
              compression is not available.


       On  a  replication  master,  the  following  would  be  added  to  the  START  section  of

          syncclient              cmd="/usr/lib/cyrus/bin/sync_client -r"

       [NB: More examples needed]


       The -L feature, local updates only, was added in version 3.0.




       sync_server(8), cyrus.conf(5), imapd.conf(5), master(8)


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